Examine the social, political, and economic issues associated with sustainable development and the range of Danish and European stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda.
• Use Copenhagen as a classroom by visiting some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives, such as the European Environment Agency, UN City, and urban gardens
• Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to leading Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies from off-shore wind power to urban redevelopment
• Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on your classroom experiences, field studies, and study tour visits
The program is right for you if you are interested in environmental studies, public policy, or general environmental affairs.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
You will explore a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policy in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial levels of sustainability, you will then delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development while on study tour.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway or Sweden
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.